Church's cordovan brogues

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Wrighty, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Wrighty

    Wrighty Member

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    Hi all

    I am trying to to identify the model of these Church's shoes. I purchased them from a guy who was selling his collection - they look to be fairly old and are shell cordovan, but are in great condition.

    I have looked online but have not been able to find a Church's model like this, which is a full wingtip gunboat.

    Codes handwritten inside the shoe are : 80E (Size 8E) 73 (last?) and then underneath 90.7

    There is also 100 handwritten on the sole of the shoe.

    Does anybody know anything about these shoes?

    Thanks




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  2. beagleboy

    beagleboy New Member

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    Hi Wrighty
    I have a pair of these wing tips.
    They are called "Compton" and are made on last 84.
    Other hand written details on my pair are "md518.0043/125" & "7906190".
    These are superb shoes.
    I always suspected that they were shell as the uppers behave and glow just like my original Florsheim Royals.
    I could never find any confirmation of the material and you are the only other owner I have come across.
    Hope this helps.
    Regards,
    Beagleboy
     


  3. Upward

    Upward Senior member

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    Do they sell Church's shoes in the USA?
     


  4. beagleboy

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    Church's have a store in New York which I have been to.
    I am certain that major stores will carry some of their shoes.
    Lots of shoes for sale in USA on eBay.
     


  5. letsgofire

    letsgofire Senior member

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    Looks like there will be a Church's in Chicago too. They have a Coming Soon sign on a storefront in the Gold Coast. Sign does not indicate when it will open.
     


  6. letsgofire

    letsgofire Senior member

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    The Church's in Chicago opened this week
     


  7. Wrighty

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    Hi Beagleboy

    That's very interesting...mine don't have those ref numbers or any mention of genuine cordovan (as some shoes do) but they are certainly shell.

    They are quite old I think, and somebody else pointed out that they may have been made for Churchs by a US maker for the US market - certainly I have not seen any UK made Churchs in a full wingtip style elsewhere.

    Are yours identical, with the black piping?
     


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